What does the green light on an Amazon Echo speaker mean? And how do I get rid of it?

Is your Amazon Echo speaker giving off a mysterious light-green glow? Relax, it’s not an alien landing. But it can be annoying to work out what the green light on an Amazon Echo indicates – and how to get rid of it.

What the green light on an Amazon Echo indicates

If your Amazon Echo is showing a solid green light, it’s an indication that there’s a notification waiting for you.

This is a fairly recent development on the Amazon speakers, and it’s normally a notification that something you’ve ordered from the online store is set to arrive today.

To find out what the green light is trying to tell you, say: “Alexa, what’s my notification”.

Alexa will tell you what the notification is all about and the green light will disappear.

There are other purposes for the green light. If you see a pulsing green light, that means you’ve either got a call incoming or one of your contacts is using the “drop-in” feature where they can ask Alexa to “drop in” on your device and be instantly connected via voice chat. Obviously, only allow people you really trust to drop in!

If you see a green light moving in an anti-clockwise direction on the indicator ring, that means you’ve got an ongoing voice call. Say “Alexa, end call” if you want to end the conversation.

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Barry Collins

Barry has 20 years of experience working on national newspapers, websites and magazines. He was editor of PC Pro and is co-editor and co-owner of BigTechQuestion.com. He has published a number of articles on TechFinitive covering data, innovation and cybersecurity.